Fiery chile-garlic sauce, nutty sesame seeds, soy sauce and brown sugar meet in this Asian-inspired dressing to add a salty-sweet punch to rice and noodle salads. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002

Victoria Abbott Riccardi


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  • Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar and chile-garlic sauce in another small bowl until the sugar dissolves. Stir in scallions and the sesame seeds.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Ingredient Note: Chile-garlic sauce: A blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar, it's commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian soups, sauces and stir-fries. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets (sometimes labeled as chili-garlic sauce or paste) and keeps up to 1 year in the refrigerator.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; 1.3 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 238 mg sodium. 23 mg potassium; 1.8 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 21 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;